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St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
October 1, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Job 19:21-27
    21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!
    22 Why do you, like God, pursue me? Why are you not satisfied with my flesh?
    23 "Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
    24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were graven in the rock for ever!
    25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth;
    26 and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,
    27 whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 27:7-9, 13-14
    7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
    8 Thou hast said, "Seek ye my face." My heart says to thee, "Thy face, LORD, do I seek."
    9 Hide not thy face from me. Turn not thy servant away in anger, thou who hast been my help. Cast me not off, forsake me not, O God of my salvation!
    13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
    14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Luke 10:1-12
    1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
    2 And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
    3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
    4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.
    5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!'
    6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
    7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
    8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
    9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
    10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,
    11 `Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
    12 I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-4
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.